Crying triggers changes in how a newborn baby gets their oxygen. But not all new babies cry, and it’s not always a problem.
A moral philosopher explains what’s at stake in second-trimester abortions – and why they’ll increase in a post-Roe world.
A scholar writes about how the Southern Baptist Convention’s views on abortion changed during the 1980s, when a more conservative wing seized control of the denomination.
The reasons why people may seek out late-term abortions are complex and are often based on new medical information and delays caused by state policies.
50 years ago, a noted U.S. philosopher argued that banning abortion forces women to go above and beyond to help an unborn fetus. What other individual rights are at stake if Roe v Wade is overturned?
The Satanic Temple, a nontheistic group, is invoking the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to challenge Texas’ new anti-abortion law.
Some people seeking to influence public opinion about abortion rights claim the science is clear. It’s not, and that means abortion remains a political question – not a biological one.
How the immune system learns not to attack a developing fetus and placenta is important to understanding pregnancy and its common complications, like miscarriage.
Researchers have grown the first human-monkey hybrid embryos as well as mouse embryos in artificial wombs late into development. These biomedical breakthroughs raise different ethical quandaries.
Born into a coronavirus world: how new parents and infants can stay safe.
A fetus needs oxygen long before its lungs work and it’s exposed to the air. Some ingenious biochemistry explains how the mother’s blood delivers it.
Fungi live in everyone’s gut – but now a new study reveals that this colonization may begin before birth.
Research suggests that sleeping on your back can increase the chances of stillbirth. Pregnant women need better access to such vital information.